I have been an advocate of anti-human trafficking initiatives since I first became involved with the issue when I worked at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. In addition to contributing to the annual Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, I worked with local anti-trafficking organizations to train community vigilant groups to spot and report trafficking across state lines and to set up rehabilitation centers for victims. From there, I focused my dissertation on the economics of human trafficking during my Master’s at the London School of Economics and honed my understanding of the role of the law in combatting human trafficking during law school. Currently, in an effort to push for responsible travel, I’m exploring ways in which the global hospitality and travel industry can coordinate initiatives with private advocacy groups and governments to combat the problem.
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